Council is seeking expressions of interest for commercial/retail use of a building currently operating as a visitor information centre.  Council’s preferred tenant will incorporate a component of visitor information within any future use.  


57 Riverside Drive (corner Giinagay Way) Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
This landmark building enjoys river frontage in a high profile, busy location on Tourist Drive 15 in Nambucca Heads.  It is a unique stand-alone commercial building situated in a retail precinct at the southern gateway to Nambucca Heads.  Adjoining businesses include the Cubana Resort, Hemmingways Bar & Grill, Repco Auto Parts Store, Shell Service Station and Curves Gym. 
The location is well-known to the travelling public as a half-way stop between Sydney and Brisbane.  It is a 5 minute walk to the Nambucca Plaza Shopping Centre, has a high pedestrian traffic flow and is well serviced by public transport. 
A small car park, jetty, and walk way/cycle way surround the building. 


With an area of 379m2, the site is Zoned B4 – Mixed use, and would be suitable as a retail outlet or office. 
The property includes an air conditioned brick building with full glass frontage and with a total floor area of approximately 45 m2 plus deck and outdoor areas.
Specific items include:

The property includes 1 unisex staff toilet; together with 2 wheelchair accessible unisex toilets which have been used as a public toilet facility but are inclusive in this lease.  
Car Parking
Car parking adjoins the leased premises and is shared with use of the Jetty and surrounding parks.  It comprises 7 onsite car parking spaces, plus additional shared on-street parking. Bicycle parking is also provided.


It has a sunny aspect with river views and has excellent wheelchair access with designated parking.  A new timber deck of some 15m2 fronts the river and would suit outdoor dining.
Internally it comprises:
· Small store room with built-in shelving
· Office
· Small kitchenette
· New Counter and under-counter storage

Security street lighting available on site.

Features include:

  • Prime location on Tourist Drive 15
  • Extensive directional signage to premises in place
  • Stand-alone commercial building
  • High pedestrian traffic
  • Potential for operation 24/7 subject to DA
  • 5 minute walk to Nambucca Plaza
  • Modern building in excellent condition with lots of natural light
  • Outside deck overlooking the river

Transport Links
Two inter-state bus services stop at this site daily.  Parking is provided exclusively for those buses at the front, however this may change with the Pacific Highway upgrade. 
Busways operate a hail and ride service covering Scotts Head, Bowraville and Macksville through to Bellingen and Coffs Harbour, with numerous daily connections to and from this site. 
The nearby jetty provides a river connection where river users can tie off or pick up.  Houseboats and regular River Cruises use the jetty as a base.
An onsite public telephone provides a quick connection to local taxis.
Potential Uses
The Mixed Use zoning is versatile and potential uses with consent include Child care centres; Commercial premises; Entertainment facilities; Medical centres; Respite day care centres; and Retail.
Expressions of Interest proposals must fit within the permissible land use zoning and the future tenant will be bound by any conditions of Development Consent.
Independent water, power, sewer, phone and internet are all available. The tenant will be responsible for the cost of the operational use. 
Security System
A security system is fitted and optional to the tenant.  
The tenant is responsible for all insurances including public liability, glass breakage, building contents.
The tenant will be responsible for all commercial signage. 
No sub-leasing, however commissions can be taken eg from tourism attractions and accommodation houses.  
Hours of operation
Potential by DA for 24/7.
The incorporation of Visitor Information needs to be considered in a proposal. If you would like to have more information about the requirements and regulations regarding the operation of an accredited Visitor Information Centre, please contact :

Within the boundary outdoor use of the grounds is permissible.  
The tenant will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the toilets.  
Essential criteria
Council is seeking to negotiate on lease terms and conditions; and is interested in any proposal that fits within the zoning.
In your proposal, please provide a proposed floor plan.
On the outset of this lease, the indoor of the building has been painted and floors in as new condition and the tenant will be responsible for leaving the premise in a similar condition at termination of lease. 
Any fit-out would be the responsibility of the applicant.

We look forward to receive your written expression of interest to lease the building including a description of your intended use of the building and your proposal of financial contributions to Nambucca Valley Council by COB 20 March 2020. Please also include the length of lease you would like to propose.

For location and floorplan please click HERE

Please send your Expression of Interest to:

Nambucca Valley Council
PO Box 177
Macksville NSW 2447

Enquiries to Maita van Stockum
Tourism Marketing Coordinator
Nambucca Valley Council
PO Box 177 MACKSVILLE  NSW  2447
Telephone:  02 6568 0214 (direct) 
                    02 6568 2555 (switch)
Available weekdays 9 am-2:30 pm except Thursdays